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  • Q-- the new and improved Commercial Enterprise Announced Walter Mitty(s) and Mittiettes!

    02/18/2018 8:46:11 AM PST · by John S Mosby · 19 replies
    Git Hub British Indian Ocean domain ^ | 2/16/2018 | Oz con artist-Sees All
    The Site has Moved! The Github team kindly but urgently asked me to move this site from their hosting platform. This site attracted TOO MANY VISITORS and consumed more than 600 times the amount of resources that Github normally allows. That's why this site has migrated to another platform with a brand new beautiful url: Drink More Ovaltine
  • Congressional candidate busted trying to hawk stolen ring

    02/14/2018 8:43:42 AM PST · by conservative98 · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 14, 2018 | Stephanie Pagones
    A congressional candidate from Wisconsin was busted by the NYPD in her home state when she tried to hawk a ring she ripped off from a Manhattan jewelry store, police said. Juliet Germanotta — who in campaign literature vowed to keep the state “fiscally responsible by questioning expenses ” — ordered a $4,800 ring from Mikaelians Jewelry on West 47th Street in Midtown on September 19. But Germanotta, 36, who describes herself as a “proud transgender woman,” claimed the ring she received was not to her liking, and requested her money back, police said. Instead of sending the real ring...
  • Dwarf Planet Haumea Has a Ring

    10/12/2017 6:56:13 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 11 Oct , 2017 | Nancy Atkinson
    A unique opportunity to study the dwarf planet Haumea has led to an intriguing discovery: Haumea is surrounded by a ring. Add this to the already long list of unique things about the weird-shaped world with a dizzying rotation and a controversial discovery. On January 21, 2017 Haumea passed in front of a distant star, in an event known as an occultation. The background star can – pardon the pun – shine a light on the object passing in front, providing information about a distant object — such as size, shape, and density — that is otherwise difficult to obtain....
  • Canadian woman, 84, finds long-lost diamond ring wrapped around carrot

    08/17/2017 9:56:01 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/16/17 | Ashifa Kassam
    After losing her engagement ring on her family farm more than a decade ago, Canadian Mary Grams resigned herself to the idea she would never see it again. That is, until the diamond ring showed up this week – 13 years after she lost it –wrapped tightly around a misshapen carrot that had been freshly plucked from the garden. The 84-year-old said she likely lost the ring as she was pulling a large weed from her farm in central Alberta in 2004, prompting a frantic search. “We looked high and low on our hands and knees … we couldn’t find...
  • Trump Supporters Attack Republican Jeff Flake For Slamming President, Defending Obama

    08/01/2017 9:01:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    Newsweek ^ | August 1, 2017 | By Conor Gaffey
    Republican Senator Jeff Flake provoked the ire of supporters of President Donald Trump by penning an editorial criticizing the president and accusing his party of being “in denial” over the state of the U.S. government. Flake’s editorial, published in Politic Magazine on Monday, slammed his fellow conservatives for failing to stand up against Trump. “Too often, we observe the unfolding drama along with the rest of the country, passively, all but saying, ‘Someone should do something!’ without seeming to realize that that someone is us,” said Flake. “And so, that unnerving silence in the face of an erratic executive branch...
  • McConnell says deep State Department budget cuts won't pass

    02/28/2017 12:11:30 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 28, 2017 | by Richard Cowan
    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said he would not back slashing State Department funding as the Trump administration is expected to propose, adding that deep cuts would not pass the legislative chamber. Speaking to reporters, McConnell also said Republicans, who control both the Senate and the House of Representatives, are still not in agreement on a healthcare plan to replace Obamacare.
  • Robert Kraft hopes President Trump can get his Super Bowl ring back from Putin

    02/05/2017 11:29:15 PM PST · by Daffynition · 57 replies
    FoxSports ^ | Feb 5, 2017 | Barry Werner
    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft told FOX News on Sunday that he is hopeful his friend, new president Donald Trump, can assist him in getting back a Super Bowl ring that wound up on the hands of Russian president Vladimir Putin. “I do have an emotional attachment to that ring,” Kraft said Sunday of the $25,000 piece of jewelry the owner allowed to Putin to try on after he admired it during a 2005 meeting.
  • Anthony Weiner goes for solo stroll in New York City without his wedding ring...

    04/12/2016 4:37:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/12/16 | Chris Spargo
    EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Anthony Weiner goes for solo stroll in New York City without his wedding ring while wife Huma Abedin takes smiling selfies on the campaign trailAnthony Weiner was spotted walking the streets of New York City solo on Monday - and not wearing his wedding ring. The disgraced politician was returning home from an hour-long workout while his wife Huma Abedin was on the campaign trail with Hillary Clinton in nearby Queens, and wearing her ring. Abedin was not however wearing her band the day before as she posed for smiling selfies with Clinton supporters during a rally in...
  • Man guilty of killing woman, taking rings to propose to girlfriend

    11/06/2015 1:01:54 PM PST · by JennysCool · 28 replies
    WLS Radio ^ | 11/6/2015 | None Listed
    (CHICAGO) A Cook County jury Thursday convicted a Carpentersville man of robbing and killing an elderly Bridgeport woman and then using her stolen wedding and engagement rings to propose to his high school sweetheart. “We think it’s a little demented, creepy,” Virginia Perillo’s eldest son, John, said of how Raymond Harris bludgeoned her to death and then gave her jewelry to his girlfriend during a romantic moment. “Mr. Harris has no morals. . . . All he cares about is himself.” He said there will always be “a gap” in his and his family’s life, but he was glad the...
  • Walmart to ‘melt’ class rings bearing Confederate flag rather than complete orders

    07/11/2015 4:48:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 11, 2015 | Matt Finn
    An Arkansas woman who went to pick up the class ring she ordered from Walmart left disappointed, after store officials told her the retailer's new policy barred them from turning the item over -- because it bore an image of the Confederate flag. Elaine Glidewell told KFSM someone from the store in Fort Smith called her to pick up the ring she'd ordered for her nephew, but when she arrived on Tuesday, a clerk told her she couldn’t have it. The ring had been ordered before Walmart stopped selling items bearing images of the flag, in the wake of controversy...
  • 'This was an egregious breach of our nation's air traffic security': Brooklyn district...

    12/24/2014 9:07:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/23/14
    'This was an egregious breach of our nation's air traffic security': Brooklyn district attorney slams gun smuggling ring that allowed 18 pistols and ammunition to get past TSA in Atlanta **SNIP** Thompson commented as he described a case brought against five people, including an airline baggage handler who was charged a day earlier by federal authorities in Atlanta. Thompson said he was not trying to scare anyone. But he said it's 'truly frightening' what investigators learned after a probe that started as a way to reduce gun violence in Brooklyn. He said former Delta Air Lines employee Mark Quentin Henry...
  • VA Employees Arrested For Running Coke Ring Out Of VA Medical Center

    09/10/2014 4:58:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/10/14 | Tristyn Bloom
    Two Veterans Affairs Medical Center employees were arrested last week for using VA facilities to smuggle and deal cocaine, the Department of Justice recently announced. Robert Tucker and Erik Casiano had been using the U.S. Postal Service and the mailroom of a VA Medical Center in the Bronx to receive and distribute cocaine since “at least November 2013,” according to the press release. Tucker has worked for the VA since 1997, and in 2012 was promoted to supervisor of the Logistics Warehouse and Mail Center. Casiano, a pipefitter in the plumbing department, had worked for the center since 2012. All...
  • Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl ring revealed

    06/21/2014 11:02:05 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 26 replies
    SB Nation ^ | June 20, 2014 | Ryan Van Bibber
    t's not like a player would ever forget winning the Super Bowl, but it's nice to have a giant diamond ring there to remind you. Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen revealed his team's ring. Unlike a lot of Super Bowl rings, it's kind of cool, or at least not overdone and as tacky as some of them are.
  • HOLLYWOOD CHILD RAPE SCANDAL: THREE EXECS NAMED AS ALLEGED ABUSERS

    04/21/2014 4:28:20 PM PDT · by bkopto · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Apr 21, 2014 | John Nolte
    Lawsuits alleging the sexual abuse of minors in a Hollywood pedophilia ring were filed in Hawaii Monday against three prominent Hollywood executives: David Neuman, Gary Goddard, and Garth Ancier. The suits were announced at the Four Seasons Hotel by Jeff Herman, the attorney representing Michael Egan, the man who alleges he was sexually abused by "X-Men" director Bryan Singer as a teen. Variety reports that: Ancier is the former president of BBC Worldwide America and headed the Fox entertainment group while Neuman is the former president of Disney TV. Goddard heads a design firm in Los Angeles which has created...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Polar Ring Galaxy NGC 2685

    03/14/2014 9:23:34 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    NASA ^ | March 14, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: NGC 2685 is a confirmed polar ring galaxy - a rare type of galaxy with stars, gas and dust orbiting in rings perpendicular to the plane of a flat galactic disk. The bizarre configuration could be caused by the chance capture of material from another galaxy by a disk galaxy, with the captured debris strung out in a rotating ring. Still, observed properties of NGC 2685 suggest that the rotating ring structure is remarkably old and stable. In this sharp view of the peculiar system also known as Arp 336 or the Helix galaxy, the strange, perpendicular rings are...
  • Pilot’s ring lost in WWII POW camp returned to son

    08/30/2013 3:10:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    thehistoryblog ^ | August 29, 2013
    After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, David C. Cox dropped out of college and enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He graduated flight school on July 26, 1942. To celebrate, his parents gave him a gold ring with decorated with a wee propeller and wings and engraved “Mother & Father to David C. Cox Greensboro, NC 10-4-18-42″ (his birthday and the current year) on the inside. Cox went sent to England with the 305th Bomb Group, 364th Squadron, where he flew a B-17 in bombing missions over Germany and occupied France.Cox flew more than a dozen missions, on one...
  • NFL star suing to get back 10-carat engagement ring nows lapped with counter claim by ex-fiance

    05/15/2013 7:25:25 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 14, 2013
    In the Texas lawsuit where a football star is out to get an engagement ring returned, the ex-fiance is now telling her story and has returned fire with a counter-suit. With the help of a powerful Houston attorney, Erin Marzouki is seeking to correct what she calls her ex-fiance Mario Williams' 'silly' accusations and doesn't intend to give back the ring because it was given to her as an unconditional gift. Former Houston Texans star Williams, who now plays for the Buffalo Bills, is worth over $30M with a $100M contract, but that isn't stopping him from suing Marzouki to...
  • The Hobbit ring that may have inspired Tolkien put on show

    04/03/2013 9:44:42 AM PDT · by Altariel · 32 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 1, 2013 | Maev Kennedy
    In what was once the housekeeper's office of a Tudor mansion in Hampshire, a very odd golden ring glitters on a revolving stand in a tall perspex column. In chapter five of The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins finds a ring in the gloom of Gollum's cave. Not just any ring. "One very beautiful thing, very beautiful, very wonderful. He had a ring, a golden ring, a precious ring." A new exhibition opening today at The Vyne, now owned by the National Trust, raises the intriguing possibility that the Roman ring in the case, and the ring of power in JRR Tolkien's...
  • Homeless man is given $100,000 after he returned diamond engagement ring to bride...

    02/23/2013 11:58:42 AM PST · by rawhide · 22 replies
    dailymail.co.uk | 2-23-13
    A homeless man in Kansas City, Missouri is facing a windfall of more than $100,000 for his kindness after he returned a diamond engagement ring to its rightful owner, which she had accidentally dropped into his donation cup. Billy Ray Harris, who is homeless and often sleeps under a bridge, was shocked to find that a diamond ring had been dropped in his collection cup while begging last Friday. ‘The ring was so big I knew if it was real it had to be expensive,’ he told KCTV. Rather than pawn it, Harris had a hunch that the owner would...
  • The Bling that Sings: Obama's Islamic Ring of Truth

    10/11/2012 10:16:36 AM PDT · by Reuven · 16 replies
    Israel Insider ^ | October 11, 2012 | Reuven Koret
    Israel Insider was among the first way back in spring 2008, to raise the questions of whether Obama was a "Muslim wolf in Christian wool" and did lots of good original writing about the supposed birth certificate in the days before the word "birther" was born, roars back with a powerful piece -- pretty funny at times --on Obama's Islamic ring and what it says, or sings, about the Nowhere Man who thought he could get away with wearing some bling that confesses his identity as a servant to Allah. Here's an excerpt: "But O, my, how this bling can...